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4th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

September 24-25, 2015 | JW Marriott Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, TX

Experience the nation’s leading Frac Sand conference! Join us for the 4th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference as we address the challenges and opportunities brought on by the growing demand for silica sand and proppants. Numerous networking opportunities, superb speakers, roundtable discussions, a golf outing and a beautiful venue have made this a must-attend event for the past four years. If you are involved, or even just interested, in building a more efficient supply chain, this is the conference for you!



  • Thursday - September 24, 2015
    • An Update on Frac Sand Industry Trends
      - Jen Casebier,
    • Preparing to Receive the Largest Frac Sand Shipment in History
      - Jason Jennaro, Twin Eagle & Jeff Lederer, Unimin Energy Services
    • Transportation Industry Update and Export Sand Solutions
      - Mike Landin, Gulf Winds International
    • Networking Break
    • Transloading, Trucking & Turn-key Logistical Solutions
      - Chris Favors, Maalt, LP
    • Drilling Down Into Oil & Gas Safety
      - Randy Tomlinson, Ryder
    • The Responsible Mining Initiative
      - Dr. Kent Syverson, University of WI – Eau Claire Department of Geology and Head of the Responsible Mining Initiative
    • Networking Lunch
    • Did You Say Sand by Pipeline?
      - Norbert Steiger, HIPPO USA
      - Rob Fulks, Weatherford
      - Brad Marcak, HIPPO USA
      - Ron Derammelaere, Ausenco
      - Steven A. Young, Ausenco
    • Networking Lunch
    • Discussing New Research on the Economic & Environmental Impact of Frac Sand
      - Isaac Orr, The Heartland Institute
      - Mark Krumenacher, GZA GeoEnvironmental
    • Networking Break
    • A New Approach to Promoting Domestic Energy Production
      - Joe Toth, The Center for American Interests
    • The Innovative Sand & Water Technologies for Onshore Operations Grand Challenge
      - Bruce Tocher, Statoil & GE Oil & Gas
    • Networking Reception
  • Friday - September 25, 2015
    • Issues & Innovations in Frac Sand Logistics Panel
      - Richard McClure, ARC Strategic Advisors Group
      - Justin Renfro, Superior Silica Sands
      - Andy Branaugh, Twin Eagle
      -Jerry VanDerWerff, Nol-Tec Systems
      - Tom Vorholt, Florida Marine
    • Roundtable Discussions
      See below
    • Networking Break
    • Sheiks vs. Shale: New Economics of Energy & Implications for the Frac Sand Industry
      - Dr. Bernard “Bud” Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute and Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University

Roundtable Discussions


  • Trends in Proppant Procurement
    - Chad Wallace, Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping
  • Warehouse Logistics, Handling, and Dust Collection
    - Kevin Griffin, Gulf Winds International
  • High Speed Train to Truck Loading
    - Alex Schwaner, ASI Industrial
  • Fabric Buildings as a Cost Effective Means of Frac Sand Storage
    - Paul Smith, Legacy Building Solutions
  • Terminal Maintenance: Maximizing Performance and Minimizing Down-Time
    - Robert Ober, Robert Ober & Associates
  • Pneumatics: A New Solution for Handling Frac Sand
    - Mike Manning and Mitch Lund, Nol-Tec Systems
  • The Need for High Capacity Movable Transload
    - Fabian Ros, Industrial Project Solutions
  • Plant Automation and Total Control Solution Benefits
    - Jordan Orsak, Rebecca Mummert, and Richard McNeish, TMT Solutions
  • Sand Segregation Issues and Anti-Segregation Solutions
    - Joe Marinelli, Solids Handling Technologies & Jay Anzelmo, CST Storage
  • Dust Collection Filter Media, Filter Efficiencies & Exhaust Emissions
    - John Davidson, Mid-South Regional Manager, Camfil APC
  • Dredging Technology Options for Frac Sand Mining (Mechanical vs. Hydraulic)
    - Heiko U. Osterchrist, Managing Director, Rohr-Idreco Dredge Systems
  • Sand by Barge
    - Tom Vorholt, Vice President of Business Development, Florida Marine
  • Operations & Planning to Receive the Largest Frac Sand Unit Train in History
    - Twin Eagle
  • Frac Water Remediation: A Smarter Alternative to SWD
    - Danny Jester, Bobeaux Trucking & Oilfield Services
  • Pros and cons of silica dust control techniques
    - Jeff Walker & Chris Day, ArrMaz
  • Understanding the true cost of ownership for oil & gas fleets
    - Kirk Morton, Ryder
  • Mine to Wellhead Logistics Solutions
    - Maalt LP
  • Permits, Protests, and Proppants: Discussing Wisconsin’s Regulatory Trends
    - Anders Helquist, Weld Riley Prenn & Ricci, S.C.
  • Additional Roundtables hosted by:
    - FB Industries, RB Scott, McCourt & Sons Equipment, and Industrial Accessories Company
Platinum Sponsors

MAALT, LP Logistics Solutions
Golf Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Alpine Industrial Systems American Truck & Rail Audits Inc ArrMaz ASI Industrial Bobeaux Trucking Camfil Air Pollution Control CST Industrial FB Industries Florida Marine Gulf Winds Industrial Accessories Company Industrial Project Solutions Legacy Building Solutions McCourt & Sons Equipment Mouat Company Nol-Tec Systems RB Scott Robert Ober & Associates Rohr-Idreco Dredge Systems TMT Solutions Twin Eagle
Silver Sponsors

Bartlett & West Briggs Equipment Bulk Tank, Inc. DCL Dover MEI Down Hole Trader FineWay Ceramics KASE Conveyors Logistics Specialists, Inc. Lotz Trucking Louisville Dryer Company Marquette Transportation Company Meridian Manufacturing NARSTCO Norstar Putzmeister R&R Contracting Richwood SCAFCO Aggregate & Frac Sand Solutions Schenck Process Shackelford Construction & Hauling ShipXpress Sioux Steel Company Starkaire Industrial Drying Systems Sweet Manufacturing Co TrackVac Services LLC Unimin
Media Partners

American Oil & Gas Reporter Eagle Ford Mobile Network Frac Sand Weekly News Digest OilVoice Pit & Quarry Powder & Bulk Solids Shale Gas International Shale Markets Shale Oil & Gas Business Magazine
Supporting Organizations

Consumer Energy Alliance